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Navigating the Minefield of Human Relationships ~ In Divine Friendship, Class 16

Asha Nayaswami
October 29, 2020

Continuing in the line of marriage and renunciation, Swami and Asha discuss the need for unselfish attitudes in all human relationships, and how the essence of renunciation is not whether or not one is married, but relinquishing the sense of "I and mine". Too intellectual of an approach to life can dry out the heart, the remedy to which is not a human relationship, but the awakening of your own inner devotion, ultimately for the Divine Heart. Above all, in this section of letters, Swami and Asha discuss the need for practicality in human relationships, and the need for working with ourselves as we currently are, rather than what we think we ought to be, or think the scriptures say we ought to be. Yes, idealism is true, but it is also directional. Friendship, forgiveness, and mutual respect are the cornerstones of dharmic relationships.